Mayor of London invites Khalifa of Islam to City Hall


Source: Press Release

On 19 November 2012, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, welcomed Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Fifth Khalifa and World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, to City Hall.

During the 45-minute meeting the Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat and the Mayor discussed various issues, including the establishment of world peace, the true peaceful teachings of Islam, the efforts of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in fighting extremism and the persecution faced by the Jamaat in certain countries.

Praising the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat’s motto of ‘Love for All, Hatred for None’ the Mayor said that such a message ‘ought to be the foundation for London’. Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that it ought to be the basis not only for London but for the ‘entire world’.

The Mayor congratulated the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat on raising more than £350,000 for UK based charities in the past year and also for its efforts in supporting the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Boris Johnson said the efforts of the Jamaat under the leadership of Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad were ‘truly wonderful’.

The Mayor also spoke of his delight at the various London Bus advertising campaigns conducted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in which Islamic teachings of ‘peace, justice and equality’ had been promoted.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad explained the theological differences between Ahmadi Muslims and non-Ahmadi Muslims. He said the basic difference is that the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat believes its Founder, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, to be the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi.

His Holiness said that after the demise of the Promised Messiah, the institution of Khilafat had begun and he himself was the Fifth Khalifa (Successor) of the Promised Messiah. His Holiness said that though he was a direct descendent of the Promised Messiah, Khilafat was not in any way a hereditary institution.

The leaders discussed the persecution faced by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Pakistan. Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad informed how he had spent 11 days in jail, prior to his election, on charges that proved to be entirely false. His Holiness described the conditions of the jail to be hostile and extremely overcrowded.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said that in all areas Ahmadi Muslims were persecuted in Pakistan and due to State legislation and provisions they were unable to even exercise the basic civil right to vote.

The Mayor spoke of how he had found the address given Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad at the Peace Symposium 2012 to be ‘extremely thought provoking’. He said he had been interested to hear the view of the Khalifa about the risks of a nuclear war and world peace.

His Holiness said that he remained extremely concerned that nuclear weapons could fall into the hands of extremists and thus cause huge destruction to the world.

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad was pleased to see that a copy of the Holy Qur’an on the bookshelf of the Mayor had actually been translated into English and published by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat.

The meeting ended with the Mayor stating that he would continue to offer his ‘full support’ to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in all respects. Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad thanked him on behalf of the worldwide Jamaat and said he hoped the mutual friendship would continue to develop.

Following the conclusion of the meeting the Mayor escorted His Holiness to an outside balcony to view the London skyline. After an exchange of gifts both the Mayor and His Holiness answered questions for MTA International.

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10 replies

  1. Mashallah. Really great and wonderful. Blessings of Khilafat are seen every where and at every moment. This is the leadership that guarantees the peace and serenity of the world.

    Yesterday in a very important event, a person raised a very solid and sound question that we see that Ahmadiyya has a leader, Catholics have a leader, but Muslims around the world have no common leader who can guide them or lead them.

    That is true that Ahmadis are blessed with a spiritual leadership – Caliphate, established by God’s own hands.

    Long live Ahmadiyya Caliphate. May Allah the Almighty Strengthen the hands of Khilafat. Ameen

  2. May Allah enable the world to understand the true teachings of Islam and assemble us all under the umbrella of Khilafat and help us to propagate the teachings of Islam throughout the world. Ameen

    May Allah help the world leaders to benefit from the guidelines of Khalifatul Masih V( may Allah strengthen his hand).

  3. Mashallah. May Allah bless Hadoor aba efforts with His ever lasting pleasure and success for the peace and religious tranquility , brotherhood and saving the world complete disaster . Ameen

  4. Ahmadiyya, Zindabad! Khilafatul Ahmadiyya Zindabad!! Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad Zindabad!!! The Mayor of London Zindabad!!!Muhammad Rasulu llah (saw).May Allah keep our dearest Khalifa,give him good health and long life. May Allah continue guiding him aright and shower His blessings on him. I am extremely happy over this development.

    Ahmadis are lions of God, whoever designs to destroy them will be annihilated disgracefully on the surface of the earth. Insha Allah.

  5. The Peaceful teachings of True Islam(Ahmaddiyat)can save the world from the third world war and can keep the everlasting peace by keeping in mind and practicing actually the Motto “Love For All Hatred For None”

  6. ON GOOD NEWS THAT MR BORIS JOHNSON INVITED AND WELCOME TO HADHRAT MIRZA MASROOR AHMAD FIFTH KHALIFA AND WORLD HEAD OF THE JAMAIT AHMADIYYA MUSLIM IN CITY HALL , LONDON UK FOR PEACE AND OTHER MATTERS . CONGRATULATED FOR FUTURE PROGRESS OF JAMAT GOD BLESS ON EVERY ONE . ACTUALLY OUR MOTTO LOVE FOR HATRED FOR NONE FOR ALL WORLD /NATIONS

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